One of the most well-known Psalms in all of Scripture is Psalm 139. This Psalm is used on many occasions: to encourage purpose and calling, to celebrate a new baby, and to remind ourselves that the Lord sees us and is with us. It is a very versatile Psalm because it can apply to so many occasions in life. Why is Psalm 139 such an important chapter in the Bible?

When someone first falls in love, he cannot help but continually ponder the woman he has given his heart to. She pops up into his mind frequently. She is in his thoughts. When we imagine what it must be like that the Lord thinks about us so often, we are honored. He loves us so greatly that He is constantly remembering us and caring about our needs and wants. He loves us more than anyone on this earth and He is always with us.

The ending of Psalm 139:19-24 teaches us that the Psalmist was undergoing difficulties with his enemies. He wanted God to “slay the wicked.” He gets angry that his enemies misuse the name of the Lord. He has hate and asks God to search his heart and his thoughts and see if there is any sin in him. Then, he boldly requests that the Lord will lead Him on His path away from sin.

We all go through tough times in life. Maybe you are in one really hard season right now. The good news for believers in Christ is that we have the victory already. However, we need to actively remind ourselves that God is with us and cares for us. We need to be willing to admit and acknowledge that we are sinners and do not go through life perfectly. We need to daily pray a prayer like this by asking God to reveal anything sinful within us and help us to live for Him.

Psalm 139 is a beautiful passage full of richness in relationship with our God. It reminds us that we are completely under His care, that He has created us with purpose, that He loves us so much, and that He is always with us. Today, take some time to thank the Lord that He cares personally for you. Remember that when the enemy tries to distance you from God, that the Lord never leaves you. You can rest assured that you are safe in His arms.

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Emma DanzeyEmma Danzey’s mission in life stems from Ephesians 3:20-21, inspiring young women to embrace the extraordinary. One of her greatest joys is to journey with the Lord in His Scriptures. She is wife to Drew and they have been married for over a year. Drew and Emma serve with Upstate CRU college ministry in South Carolina. Emma is an avid writer for Salem Web Network and provides articles on the Bible, life questions, and on the Christian lifestyle. Her article on Interracial Marriage was the number 1 viewed article on Crosswalk for the year 2021. All the glory to the Lord! She has the joy of being the host of Her Many Hats podcast where she explores the many roles that women play while serving One God.

Emma enjoys singing/songwriting, fitness classes, trying new recipes, home makeover shows, and drinking tea! During her ministry career, Emma recorded two worship EP albums, founded and led Polished Conference Ministries, ran the Refined Magazine, and served in music education for early childhood. Currently, she is in the editing stages of her first published book on singleness. Emma also had the privilege of being a national spokesperson for Mukti Mission based out of India. Mukti has been working to restore shattered lives in India for over 120 years. You can view her articles through her blog at emmadanzey.wordpress.com and check out Her Many Hats podcast on Instagram @her_many_hats.